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Discussion on: 11 Best Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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Weston Wedding • Edited on

Let me start off by saying that I certainly see the benefits of the discussion empathy and emotional intelligence, especially in light of the Google Memo. Soft skills are hugely important and certainly not emphasized in enough, in my opinion.

I have to say that I do find the opening in this article to be a perpetuation of a discouraging stereotype (especially, again, in light of the Google Memo); that being that developers don't have EQ/EI/empathy. We don't really need people continuing to write things like this; it's bogus.

I have certainly encountered individuals who are coders which would need an article like this (and probably ignore, tbh) but, as someone who has experienced employment in many non-dev settings during my adult life, I can say with quite a bit of certainty that the degree of needing lessons in EI is just as high (if not higher, often) all those other places.

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Lorenzo Pasqualis Author

Thak you for your perspective. I need to tweak the wording, as I don't believe the meaning it conveys is what I intended to express. Thank you for the feedback.

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Lorenzo Pasqualis Author

Ok, I tweaked the beginning of the article to better express what I meant. Thank you again for the feedback. Please let me know what you think.

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Weston Wedding

Thanks for taking my feedback so seriously!

I like the change much better; you aren't perpetuating a stereotype as much as you acknowledging it now.

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Ben Halpern

Great exchange you two. Big improvement!

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Lorenzo Pasqualis Author

Great. Thank you again for the feedback. I do take other people's prospectives very seriously. In this case, I could totally see what you were saying and I had to fix it to say what I actually meant to say :)